How to clear your cookies on a Microsoft Edge browser to help it run more efficiently

It's easy to clear your cookies in Microsoft Edge.

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It’s easy to clear your cookies in Microsoft Edge.
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  • To clear cookies on Microsoft Edge, you’ll need to access the browser’s “Privacy and services” menu.
  • When you clear your cookies in Microsoft Edge, you can also choose to clear your browsing history and other data.
  • Websites save cookies in order to track how you’re using them, and save your passwords.
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How much space does a computer cookie take up? Just a crumb.

Actually, Microsoft Edge’s cookies folder can take up quite a bit of space, as well as information that companies will use to show you “targeted” advertisements.

Luckily, if you use Microsoft Edge, you can clear your cookies. This will make room on your computer, and will delete at least part of your internet footprint.

Here’s how to clear your cookies in Microsoft Edge on a Mac or PC.

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How to clear cookies on Microsoft Edge

1. Open Microsoft Edge on your PC or Mac and click the three dots at the top-right of the Edge browser window.

2. Select Settings, and from the left sidebar, select “Privacy and services.”

3. Scroll down to “Clear browsing data.” Click the blue box that says “Choose what to clear.”

Find and click on

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Find and click on “Choose what to clear.”
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4. Make sure the “Cookies and other site data” box is checked. If you’d like, you can also check the boxes for “Browsing history,” “Cached images and files,” and more – this means these will also be cleared.

5. Click “Clear now.”

The option to clear cookies is in a menu with several other options.

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The option to clear cookies is in a menu with several other options.
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